Saskatchewan seeding progressing
By Top Crop Manager
May 23, 2014 - Significant seeding progress was made this week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report. Twenty-two per cent of the 2014 crop is now in the ground, up from seven per cent last week.
Producers in the southwest are the most advanced with 39 per cent of the crop seeded. The west-central region has 29 per cent seeded; the southeast 19 per cent; the northwest 17 per cent; the east-central region 12 per cent; and the northeast nine per cent.
Precipitation varied across the province with some northwestern areas receiving 48 mm. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 20 per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate and two per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 11 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and four per cent short.